Pitta Bread

11/2 lb 700g wholemeal flour
1/2oz 12.5g salt
1 sachet activated dry yeast
1 Tblsp oil
3/4pt 450mls water
In a large bowl mix together flour, salt and yeast.
Mix in oil and then the water. Beat until a smooth dough is formed. Cover with a plastic bag and leave in a warm place to rise.
When the dough has risen to twice its size, knead well on a lightly floured board. Do not add more flour.
Break the dough into 4 inch 6 cms balls and dust with flour. Leave to rise for 20 minutes. Roll out the balls to oval shapes.
Place shapes on an oiled baking tray and bake for 9 minutes in a hot oven 425F, 220C, Mk7.
Serve warm.
makes 16 pittas.

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